Now that I’m fully vaccinated and I’ve been taking my mask off more (when it’s safe and while following guidelines, of course), I’m back to sporting my favorite lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip stains. As someone who used to rely on a bold lip to carry my whole makeup look, I’m really grateful for the opportunity to coat my lips in color. You see, I normally like to keep my everyday makeup look pretty minimal—some concealer, mascara, and a brow product—so when I wanted to take things up a notch but still wanted to keep my lazy, low-maintenance routine, I just applied a bold lip color and that was it.
Of course, for the past two years, I haven’t worn a ton of lip products because of all the mask-wearing I was doing. And anyway, it’s not like I even wore makeup most days! But now that things are opening back up and I’m heading out more, it’s prime time for me to try some bold new lip looks.
One color that I’ve been totally fixated on is pink. Listen, I’m a huge fan of red and deep berry colors, but it’s summer and I’m happy to see friends and family again and go to brunches, dinners, and gatherings, so I want a color that reflects how cheery I feel these days. Pink is just a fun, playful color that pretty much goes with any type of outfit or occasion. If you want something subtler, you can do a light pink or something that’s so sheer it’s almost nude. Or you can go for the classics, bubblegum pink or rose pink. And if you really want to take things up a notch, hot pink or magenta really makes a statement.
Whatever you choose, the color looks flattering on all types of skin tones, depending on the shade. So the world is your oyster when it comes to pink lipsticks basically! Here are some of the best ones, ranging from light pink to deep pink.